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Saturday, January 31, 2009

I just found a list of interesting tips

so decided to print them here- it will be a fairly long post, but I found it interesting -I found it in my Mother's things and am not sure where she got the list. It is old fashioned, but the tips DO work.

Use empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords. It keeps them neat and
you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.
For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: Get warm water and put Dawn
dish washing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't refreeze.
To remove old wax from a glass candle holder - Put it in the freezer for a few
hours. Then take the candle holder out and turn it upside down. The wax will
fall out.
Crayon marks on walls? This works wonderfully! Use a damp rag, dipped in
baking soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease, that is!).
Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt BLUE!) Put
rubbing alcohol on paper towel.
Whenever you purchase a box of S.O.S pads, immediately take a pair
of scissors and cut each pad into half.
It is more economical. A box of S.O.S pads will last indefinitely! In fact,
scissors get "sharpened'' that way!
Blood stains on clothes? Not to worry! Just pour a little hydrogen peroxide on
a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood. Works every time!
Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside and horizontal for
inside windows. Then you can tell which side has the streaks. Straight vinegar
will get outside windows really clean. Don't wash windows on a
sunny day. They will dry too quickly and will probably streak.
Spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb in any room to create a lovely light
scent in each room when the light is turned on.
Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers and your clothes will smell
freshly washed for weeks to come. You can also do this with towels and
Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3 hours
to burning.
To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a paper bag and add
the flowers. Shake vigorously as the salt will absorb all the dust and dirt and
leave your artificial flowers looking like new! Works like a charm!
To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of
dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan. Bring to a boil on stove
Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in
tomato based sauces. No stains.
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep
for weeks.
When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the
corn's natural sweetness.
Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half, and rub it on your forehead.
The throbbing will go away.
Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use
casseroles and sauces.........
Left over wine? What's that? :)
To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area and you
will experience instant relief.
Ants, ants, ants everywhere Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line.
So, get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to
march. See for yourself.
Use air-freshener to clean mirrors It does a good job and better still,
a lovely smell to the shine
When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting
to tweezers or a needle Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, and then
pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.

Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer........
Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes,
brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china.
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Clean a vase.
To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water
drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets.
Polish jewelry.
Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry
for two minutes.
Clean a thermos bottle.
Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka Seltzer tablets, and let soak
for an
hour (or longer, if necessary).
Unclog a drain.
Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer tablets down
the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes and
then run the hot water.
Burn your fingers?
Pour soy sauce over it and the burning sensation will immediately stop
(and you have a good chance of not blistering, too.) I don't know why, but it
just works.


tisme said...

Neat hints. I get burnt at work all the time, so will give the soy sauce a try next time and let you know how it works.
And I will have to pick up some more Alka Seltzer for some of the other tips.

JenMeister said...

Thanks for sharing! I reckon a few of those hints might just come in handy :) I'll let you know if they work when as I try them! :)

everythingquilts said...

Wonderful tips, thanks so much for sharing all of these. I'm going to have to copy and past these for future use.

Janet Hartje said...

You are a never-ending source of information! Thanks for the tips.

Miss Snips said...

I am a tip addict! so totally enjoyed the ones you posted here. And, remember if you come across any great sewing ones, I will publish them in Miss Snips Notebook in the Canadian Quilter Magazine if you send them to me...

diamond said...

Shirley these tips are amazing. Thanks for finding them and sharing. I saw several there that will come in handy for sure.
Hugs Dee

diamond said...

Hi Elsie
These comments and tips are quite amazing. Thanks for showing us the way to make life a lot easier